Job Title: Global Communications Manager Duration: 3 Month Contract Location: Boston, MA 02114
Job Description: WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR The Converse Communications function shapes Converse’s story to ultimately inform, inspire and connect our internal and external communities. We do this by cultivating authentic relationships while telling engaging and impactful stories to help our employees and the world connect with Converse’s brand, purpose, and products. We are creative problem-solvers who build and defend the brand. We are curious, thoughtful, and entrepreneurial. Our experience is diverse and we have the ability and openness to think and do things in new ways. We are solutions-oriented, flexible, and self-driving. We can think big, do the due diligence and deliver, yet also change course quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for a Global Communications team Manager that can embody this spirit to drive consumer-focused communications.
WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON
If this is you, you’ll be working with a highly motivated team across Communications and other business functions, at the Global level, in partnership with Geography teams (Western Europe, Asia, and Global Partner Markets) to align on and drive annual and seasonal planning and execution. This means you will foster authentic connections with external audiences to advance the Converse narrative through clear, consistent, breakthrough brand and product storytelling.
As the Global Communications Manager, you will evaluate business and brand priorities and participate in the development of plans, strategies, messaging, and communications tools. Your efforts will support related media outreach and storytelling and help guide the Geography teams. Equally, you will develop press materials, FAQs, etc. with an understanding of the Geography teams’ needs and challenges. These efforts will be developed, ultimately to reach lifestyle, basketball, and skateboarding-related audiences.
A typical week might be comprised of conceptualizing and managing detailed project plans and timelines for campaigns, initiatives, and events that impact the brand at a global level. It could also include helping to share created plans and partner with teams for them to be able to execute subsequent media relations, seasonal press previews, and product launch events. It may also require supporting the development of creative content that inspires and delivers innovation while maintaining quality and consistency across all communications. It will also include strategizing for media that cover culture, sneakers, sport, fashion, and lifestyle as well as partners, influencers, and major moments.
When needed, you will also support invoicing, reporting, and updating the team regularly. The role will leverage internal resources including media relations teams, community partnerships, talent, and brand management partners to bring campaigns to life.
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
You will directly report to the Global Consumer Communications Director as a part of a Global Communications Team. You will engage and liaise with your Global Communications counterparts and across Converse’s other Geography specific communications teams. And since Converse operates within a matrixed structure, you will also work with teams at the product, business, and brand levels.
WHAT YOU BRING
Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, business, or related field.
A minimum of 5 years of strong media relations, corporate communications, or brand marketing experience.
A fundamental interest in culture and an understanding of consumer, fashion, and lifestyle, sports media, and influencers.
Experience with a fashion, sneaker, or sports brand and a point of view on the industry, key players, and a perspective on where it’s headed, especially digitally.
Curiosity and ability to think creatively while delivering strategically.
A self-starter who instinctively and consistently creates personal and professional stretch goals and meets them.
Works well with others with the ability to build trust with the team and work effectively in a highly collaborative environment.
Skills in planning, organizing, prioritizing, and executing simultaneous projects and activities.
Proven ability to work well under pressure and adapt quickly to change while maintaining a sense of humor.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Good knowledge of Keynote, PowerPoint, Excel
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.